The Birth of Elliott Michael

Katie and I met at college orientation when we were 18. We were assigned to be roommates for the weekend because we both had "M" last names and it ended up being one of the most serendipitous blessings of my life. We spent the next 3 years sharing a room, laughing until we cried, encouraging each other's ridiculous ideas, making (and changing) life plans, and growing up together.

Now we've been the dearest of friends for over 12 years. We've seen each other through the highs and lows of life and it is hard to imagine a higher high than witnessing Katie's incredible strength and grace as she gave birth to precious Elliott. I absolutely treasure Katie and the beautiful family she's created and it was one of the great joys of my life to document Elliott's birth.

October 27th, 2015

5:05am: